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When you visit the Willamette Valley, you better leave room in your luggage. The entire state of Oregon is tax-free, and there are special places to spend your money wherever your travels take you. From bistros and boutiques to farm stands and festivals to outfitters and outlets, you’re sure to find something (well, some things) to take home with you. Shopping local is what it’s all about in these parts. With local bounty straight from the rich and fertile farmlands and handcrafted wares you won’t find anywhere else — you simply can’t go wrong wherever you shop in the valley.

Giving the Gift of Oregon

With the holiday season fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to give the gift of Oregon.

Fortunately, communities throughout the Willamette Valley host walkable, tree-lined downtown cores and bustling districts home to boutiques, mom-and-pop shops, tasting rooms, and more.

From the sparkling lights lining Third Street in downtown McMinnville to the historic charm of Albany (pictured here) to the homespun goods in Eugene and Springfield, here’s how to support local businesses throughout the Willamette Valley this holiday season.

A collection of storefronts in the evening
The Willamette Valley is home to several downtown shopping districts, such as in Albany.

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